Does LabVIEW for MacOS or OS X Include the DAQ and Instrument I/O Assistants?

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx
  • NI-DAQmx Base 15.0

Operating System

  • Mac OS X

Issue Details

  • I am using LabVIEW on a Macintosh and would like to use the DAQ and Instrument I/O Assistants that are available in LabVIEW for Windows. Does LabVIEW for Macintosh include these Assistants?
  • I am attempting to open a VI that was made on a Windows system and am getting a broken run arrow. When I click on the arrow to view the error it says: NI-DAQmx Driver support for LabVIEW is missing. Why is this happening?

Solution

Currently the DAQ and Instrument I/O Assistants are only available under LabVIEW for Windows. LabVIEW for Macintosh uses the NI-DAQmx Base drivers, which do not support the DAQ Assistant.

Additional Information

Click here for more information on the data acquisition options available for the Macintosh operating systems. Note that, for any instrument that is not compatible with the supported APIs for Macintosh, Macintosh users can still use standard VISA VIs for communication.

Another option can be to dual-boot the system with a Windows OS in order to use the full version of DAQmx. 

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